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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
that it was his term, epistaxis, that is when you have a hemorrhage from the nasal region. you have epistaxis. i remember saying, is not the same as a nosebleed? and they said, no, it is epistaxis. and they said what is the difference between that and nosebleed? and they said nothing, it's a nosebleed. i said can we all agree that we can switch the name to nosebleed? and they said it is epistaxis. there are different orbits talking about the same thing in health care. so i was really bothered by this kind of language that made medicine like an aristocracy. i have been well aware of eroding public trust, talking to patients who have been frustrated with their health care. you can talk to my dad who is an oncologist and he just retired two months ago from geisinger. as i was talking to him, it says it doesn't seem like we are connecting anymore with the general public. it seems like there's a lot of distrust. every five or 10 years, the new england journal of medicine puts out a research study that about half of all the patients that we see, what a massive disconnect, i thought. remember, my dad s
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